Together with the Goethe-Institut Ukraine and in partnership with CANactions we launched a programme to identify, support and implement innovative urban development projects that seek to reinvigorate post-industrial, mid-sized cities across Ukraine, drawing on British and German expertise in this area.
About Urban Action
We were looking to support architectural projects that address urban issues in post-industrial, mid-sized Ukrainian cities (pop. 50,000 - 600,000). The winners will receive up to € 15,000 each to implement their project, as well as the chance to receive mentorship support from a German and/or British urban development agency. Selected teams will also get the chance to travel to Germany and/or the UK to take part in a tailored study-tour of urban regeneration.
The winning projects
A team of international experts has selected two winners: MetaLab project the Ivano-Frankivsk and MovEast of Konstantinovka (Donetsk region).
MetaLab is part of the ambitious project that aims to revive the big factory "Promprylad" in the center of Ivano-Frankivsk. The project intends to create an experimental research laboratory, which would resolve issues relevant to art, urban planning and social dialogue.
As a part of the MovEast project in Kostyantynivka, it is planned to create a cultural public open space which would be used for films screenings, musical events and as a platform for performances and social events. The winning team wants to revitalize the space in front of the existing theatre building in the city centre.
To find out more about the winning projects please follow the link.